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Jet Blast: Oct. 24, 2017

Big wins, milestones and family time the focus for #NHLJets in our weekly social roundup

by John Delaney @TheJohnAllan /

A week at home had the Winnipeg Jets split their two games falling short to the Blue Jackets Tuesday night, but coming out on top against the Wild late Friday.  

Off the ice, the Jets' had their ups and downs as well, as the week kicked off with a devastating loss to many, the passing of The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie. Serving as a staple in many of their lives, players took moments to reflect on the impact Gord had on them.

Tweet from @NHLJets: Canadian #NHLJets Little, Chiarot, Mason & Maurice recall their favourite memories of Downie & The Tragically Hip.

Instagram from @shawnmatthias: View: Instagram

As the week progressed, things took a turn for the better leading to a variety of celebrations, both gameplay related, and not.

Blake Wheeler saw his 200th Career NHL Goal, which led the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-3 win against Minnesota.

Instagram from @nhljets: Congrats, Wheels!

That win served as Head Coach Paul Maurice's 600th in the league!

Tweet from @NHLJets: Congratulations to #NHLJets Head Coach, Paul Maurice, on his 600 @NHL wins!

It was Blake's son's fifth birthday the next day which had him in a celebratory mood.

Instagram from @26blakewheeler: Happy 5th birthday to my Louie!

Now on a 5-day break between games, the Jets had the day off on Sunday, which led Patrik Laine to celebrate the season…

Instagram from @patriklaine: ����

While Adam Lowry and Nikolaj Ehlers enjoyed some rest and relaxation with those closest to them.

Instagram from @adam.lowry: ��

Instagram from @ehlers27: Had a great week with you three! Thank you for coming���� Safe travels ✈️#foodfornext3months

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